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March 1 is National Pig Day!

March 1 is National Pig Day in the United States!

Lora Berg 1

March 1, 2013

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March 1 is National Pig Day!

Here's a bit of good news to help get the new month started on the right foot for pork producers. Forget that stuff about March coming in like a lion or a lamb. March 1 is actually National Pig Day!

The Web site Wikipedia.org provides the details and celebration ideas that surround National Pig Day. If ever there was an excuse to celebrate, we, at National Hog Farmer, believe this would be the day. As Wikipedia.org explains, the purpose of National Pig Day is to "accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual domesticated animals."

The Web site goes on to say that National Pig Day is celebrated at "pig parties" where pink pig punch and pork delicacies are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs' honor.

Sounds like a good idea! If you are looking for recipes to get that party started, visit the Pork Checkoff's Be Inspired Web site for a host of fabulous pork recipes (that are sure to compliment your pink pig punch). Visit http://www.porkbeinspired.com/recipes

Happy National Pig Day from the National Hog Farmer staff!

About the Author(s)

Lora Berg 1

Editor, National Hog Farmer

Lora is the editor of National Hog Farmer. She joined the National Hog Farmer editorial team in 1993, served as associate editor, managing editor, contributing editor, and digital editor before being named to the editor position in 2013. She has written and produced electronic newsletters for Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and BEEF magazines. She was also the founding editor of the Nutrient Management e-newsletter.

Lora grew up on a purebred Berkshire operation in southeastern South Dakota and promoted pork both as the state’s Pork Industry Queen and as an intern with the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. Lora earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Dakota State University in agricultural journalism and mass communications. She has served as communications specialist for the National Live Stock and Meat Board and as director of communications for the University of Minnesota College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. During her career, Lora earned the Story of the Year award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and bronze award at the national level in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ competition. She is passionate about providing information to support National Hog Farmer's pork producer readers through 29 electronic newsletter issues per month, the monthly magazine and nationalhogfarmer.com website.

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